Experimental evaluation of body channel response and digital modulation schemes for intra-body communications

Jordi Agud Ruiz, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

Intra-body communications is a short range communication solution suitable for Body Area Networks wherein the human body is used as the transmission medium. Currently, some studies have succeeded to transmit and receive simple information. However, intra-body communications could also provide broadband applications such as video streaming which will need high data rates. In this paper, firstly we investigate the propagation characteristics of the human body as a conductor of radio frequency signals. Afterwards, we evaluate five digital modulation schemes for intra-body communications. In the experiments, several distances between transmitter and receiver, symbol rates and frequency carriers are considered to investigate the optimal modulation scheme and the maximum transmission rate achievable. Constellation and eye diagrams and error vector magnitude are the performance parameters measured to evaluate the modulation accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
Pages349-354
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2006 Jul 112006 Jul 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period06/7/1106/7/15

Keywords

  • Body area networks
  • Evaluation of modulation schemes for intra-body channels
  • Intra-body communications
  • Propagation characteristics human body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ruiz, J. A., & Shimamoto, S. (2006). Experimental evaluation of body channel response and digital modulation schemes for intra-body communications. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 (pp. 349-354). [4024142] (IEEE International Conference on Communications; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2006.254752